Clifford Paterson Medal and Prize

The Paterson medal

The Council of the Institute, recognising the importance of the application of physics in industry, introduced in 1981 a new award to be named after the founder of the GEC Research Laboratories, Sir Clifford Paterson who was President of the Institute 1937-39.


The award will be made for exceptional early career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context. The medal will be bronze and will be accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.


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Eligibility for awards

Those eligible for awards should have made a substantial contribution to the development of physics